Frequently asked questions about smoking, nicotine and e-cigarettes

Is vaping a gateway to smoking for young people?

Is vaping a gateway to smoking for young people?

This theory does not stand up to scrutiny with the evidence currently available.  

For example, in the USA, smoking among teenagers has been falling for many years, while at the same time e-cigarettes have become increasingly available. If it was true that vaping was a gateway to smoking, you would expect to see new rises in teen smoking. This is not the case.